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Millendo Therapeutics to Present at Prader-Willi Syndrome Conferences

September 26, 2019 at 8:30 AM EDT

 Presentations on livoletide and PWS at the Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Annual Research Symposium and Family Conference and the Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA National Convention 

 ANN ARBOR, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 26, 2019-- Millendo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: MLND), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments primarily for orphan endocrine diseases, today announced that it will participate in oral presentations and poster sessions at two upcoming Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) conferences. Presentations will be made by both PWS clinician thought leaders and Millendo scientific personnel, and will feature a trial-in-progress report on Millendo’s pivotal Phase 2b/3 clinical trial of livoletide for PWS (ZEPHYR), a comprehensive review of livoletide’s preclinical studies up to 9 months in duration, data on livoletide in obese and non-obese populations and concomitant use with growth hormone therapy, and new research insights from claims database analyses on the prevalence of comorbidities and overall outcomes in the PWS population.

“With a data readout from our ZEPHYR trial on the horizon in the first half of next year, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to share new insights on the PWS patient population as well as livoletide, our lead product candidate for the treatment of PWS,” said Julia C. Owens, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Millendo Therapeutics. “We are honored to partner with FPWR and PWSA and look forward to engaging with the scientific and patient communities at these important PWS conferences.”

The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research’s (FPWR) Annual Research Symposium and Family Conference integrates education, research and community building to bring together multiple stakeholders impacted by PWS. The conference, October 3-5 in New Orleans, LA, will exhibit noteworthy updates in PWS research and clinical trials and give patient, family and caregiver attendees the opportunity to directly interact with researchers working on PWS.

The 35th Annual Prader-Willi Syndrome Association USA (PWSA) National Convention, October 23-26 in Orlando, FL, serves as a platform for scientists, researchers and medical professionals to collaborate and report on the progress of research to improve the lives of those affected by PWS.

Millendo is a corporate sponsor of both the FPWR and PWSA conferences. Details of the company’s presentations at each conference are as follows:

 US Prevalence, Mortality, and Comparative Comorbidity Burdens of Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Population-Level Cohort Study 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Research Symposium – Oral presentation
    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 10:40am-11:00am CDT 
    Presenters: Diane E. Stafford, M.D., Stanford Children’s Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital; Shawn E. McCandless, MD, Children’s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine 
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 Comparative Comorbidity Burden Among Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Population-Level Cohort Study 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Research Symposium – Poster presentation
    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:00pm-7:00pm CDT 
    Presenter: Diane E. Stafford, M.D., Stanford Children’s Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 
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  •  PWSA National Convention – Oral presentation
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:00pm-3:20pm EDT 
    Presenter: Diane E. Stafford, M.D., Stanford Children’s Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 
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 US Prevalence & Mortality of Prader-Willi Syndrome: A Population-Based Study of Medical Claims 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Research Symposium – Poster presentation
    Thursday October 3, 2019, 5:00pm-7:00pm CDT 
    Presenter: Shawn E. McCandless, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine 
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  •  PWSA National Convention – Oral presentation
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 3:20pm-3:40pm EDT 
    Presenter: Shawn E. McCandless, M.D., Children’s Hospital of Colorado, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine 
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 Trial-in-Progress: ZEPHYR, a Pivotal Phase 2b/3 Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Livoletide, a Novel Unacylated Ghrelin Analogue, for the Treatment of Hyperphagia and Food-Related Behaviors in Patients with Prader-Willi Syndrome 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Research Symposium Oral presentation
    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 4:00pm-4:20pm CDT 
    Presenter: Michael Yeh, M.D., M.P.H., Vice President of Medical Affairs, Millendo Therapeutics 
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  •  PWSA National Convention – Oral presentation
    Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:20pm-3:40pm EDT 
    Presenter: Vivian Lin, M.D., Vice President of Clinical Development, Millendo Therapeutics 
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 Livoletide (AZP-531), an Unacylated Ghrelin Analogue, Improves Hyperphagia and Food-Related Behaviors Both in Obese and Non-Obese People with Prader-Willi Syndrome 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Research Symposium – Poster presentation
    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:00pm-7:00pm CDT 
    Presenter: Michael Yeh, M.D., M.P.H., Vice President of Medical Affairs, Millendo Therapeutics 
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  •  PWSA National Convention – Oral presentation
    Thursday, October 24, 2019, 3:40pm-4:00pm EDT 
    Presenter: Rania Harisseh, Ph.D., Drug Development Project Coordinator, Millendo Therapeutics 
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 Nonclinical Development of Livoletide (AZP-531): A Peptide Analogue of Unacylated Ghrelin for the Treatment of Hyperphagia in Prader-Willi Syndrome 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Research Symposium – Poster presentation
    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:00pm-7:00pm CDT 
    Presenter: Andrew G. Spencer, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Preclinical Research and Development
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  •  PWSA National Convention – Oral presentation
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019 4:00pm-4:20pm EDT 
    Presenter: Andrew G. Spencer, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Preclinical Research and Development
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 Chronic Treatment with Livoletide (AZP-531) Does Not Affect IGF-1 Plasma Levels: Preclinical and Clinical Results in People with Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Research Symposium – Poster presentation
    Thursday, October 3, 2019, 5:00pm-7:00pm CDT 
    Presenter: Andrew G. Spencer, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Preclinical Research and Development
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  •  PWSA National Convention – Oral presentation
    Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 4:20pm-4:40pm EDT 
    Presenter: Andrew G. Spencer, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Preclinical Research and Development
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 Prader-Willi Syndrome Clinical Trial Panel 

 
     
  •  FPWR Annual Family Conference – Panel presentation
    Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9:00am-10:30am CDT 
    Panelist: Michael Yeh, M.D., M.P.H., Vice President of Medical Affairs, Millendo Therapeutics 
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 About Livoletide
Millendo’s lead asset, livoletide, is an unacylated ghrelin analogue in late-stage clinical development for the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS), a rare genetic disease characterized by hyperphagia, a chronic unrelenting hunger, that leads to obesity, metabolic dysfunction, reduced quality of life and early mortality. In March 2019, the company initiated a pivotal Phase 2b/3 clinical study of livoletide in patients with PWS. In a previous randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial in 47 patients with PWS, administration of livoletide once daily was associated with a clinically meaningful improvement in hyperphagia, as well as a reduction in appetite. Millendo has received orphan drug designation for livoletide from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for the treatment of PWS. For more information about Millendo’s pivotal study of livoletide (ZEPHYR) please visit www.clinicaltrials.gov (NCT03790865) or the Patients and Families portion of our website.

 About Prader-Willi Syndrome
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disease caused by the lack of expression of several genes on chromosome 15, which leads to intellectual disability, short stature, incomplete sexual development and hyperphagia, among other symptoms. PWS patients are at risk of premature mortality, usually by the age of 30-40, mainly from obesity related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory distress and from accidents. The incidence of PWS is approximately 1 in 15,000 births. The prevalence of PWS is estimated between 8,000-11,000 patients in the United States and 13,000-18,000 in Europe. Currently, there is no effective or approved treatment for hyperphagia and abnormal eating behaviors associated with PWS. Growth hormone is used for improvement in height, cognition and body composition, but has no effect on appetite and over-eating. The only way to effectively manage hyperphagia, obesity and related complications of PWS is strict control over access to food, creating significant burden for families and caregivers.

 About Millendo Therapeutics, Inc. 
Millendo Therapeutics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company primarily focused on developing novel treatments for orphan endocrine diseases where current therapies do not exist or are insufficient. As a leading orphan endocrine company, Millendo creates distinct and transformative treatments where there is a significant unmet medical need. The company is currently advancing livoletide for the treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome, nevanimibe for the treatment of classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia and MLE-301 for the treatment of vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause. For more information, please visit www.millendo.com.

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